Kenti Robles played the full ninety in Mexico’s 6-1 win over Argentina in an international friendly.
The scoreline ended up being lopsided but it was far from an easy match in the opening salvos. The physicality on show was absolutely brutal, with multiple players hitting the turf writhing in pain.
Argentina also scored first through a Florencia Bonsegundo long-range strike in the 11th minute. The keeping was rather poor, which would be a theme throughout.
Mexico did themselves no favors by working the ball exclusively to the left in the first half, making their attack predictable and freezing Kenti out of proceedings. However, a penalty call for a shove in the back brought the scoreline level and Stephany Mayor made it a brace one minute later after a brilliant run by Maria Sánchez.
Mexico balanced their attack following halftime and scored two rapid-fire goals via Alison González and Maria after playing down their right.
Mexico’s fifth in the 67th minute was the pick of the bunch; a cheeky backheel allowed González to get her second.
The back heel assist pic.twitter.com/h0ViQqlEr3— Courtney Stith (@CourtneyStith) October 23, 2021
Joseline Montoya rounded out the victory with a goal in the 85th minute.
While this was not the most involved match for Kenti, she was able to stay out of most of the physical nonsense, which is good news for Madridistas.